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The location of Lomax









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lomax.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lomax, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lomax and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lomax and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Lomax. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lomax.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Chilton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Chilton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lomax is near Coosa County and also Shelby County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Coosa County

Sighting report for Shelby County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Lomax.

How Far From Lomax to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lomax to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lomax and extending to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Lomax to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,282 miles [11,719.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lomax ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Lomax.

While the name Lomax is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Illinois

Henderson County

Our profile page for Lomax, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Starke County

Our profile page for Lomax, Starke County   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Lomax, Custer County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Lomax, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Lomax, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Howard County

Our profile page for Lomax, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West.

Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for Lomax, Scott County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Lomax, McDowell County   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lomax ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cooper   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Lomax   [Map]

Enterprise   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Gap of the Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Highland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jumbo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mineral Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pools Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Poseys Crossroads   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Rocky Mount   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lomax. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Jackie Burkett

Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at an age of 80. He was buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida) [Map].

Thorsby [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Lomax

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lomax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lomax) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lomax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8790, Longitude: -86.6608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lomax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lomax to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.375 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lomax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lomax could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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